Influence of a Concomitant Medial Meniscus Injury on Knee Joint Function and Osteoarthritis Presence after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Darian Bayerl*, Lukas B Moser, Markus Neubauer, Johannes Neugebauer, Dietmar Dammerer, Markus Winnisch, Rudolf Schabus

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

(1) Background: The aim of this study was to investigate how a medial meniscus injury accompanying an anterior cruciate ligament rupture affects the clinical outcome 10 years after ACL reconstruction. (2) Methods: A total of 37 patients who received anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) were included in this retrospective study. Two groups were analyzed at a single follow-up of 10 years: (i) "isolated (ACLR)" (n = 20) and (ii) "ACLR with medial meniscal injury" (n = 17). The following clinical scores were recorded: International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC), the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), Lysholm Score and Tegner Activity Score. To determine the degree of osteoarthritis the Kellgren-Lawrence score was used. (3) Results: The "isolated ACLR" study group scored significantly higher (p < 0.05) on the IKDC subjective questionnaire (mean: 88.4) than the "ACLR with medial meniscus injury" group (mean: 81). The KOOS category "activities of daily living" showed significantly better results in the isolated ACLR group (p < 0.05). The "ACLR with medial meniscus injury" group had significantly higher degree of osteoarthritis (p < 0.05). No significant differences were found in all the other clinical scores. (4) Conclusions: The results of this study further indicate that patients with a concomitant medial meniscus injury have slightly more discomfort in everyday life and increased risk of developing osteoarthritis 10 years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2433
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2024

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